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When a beautiful Caucasian heiress turns up dead, all clues point to her African-American fiancé, who goes straight to Nero Wolfe for help. The case appears black and white, but it's not open and shut, because Wolfe soon uncovers a new motive for the murder.
©1964 Rex Stout; (P)1997 Books on Tape
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"This audio production follows [Rex Stout's] formula to the letter, with Michael Prichard portraying both main characters brilliantly." (AudioFile)
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By Juergen Amling on 04-07-16

Great story and performance

Rex Stout surely stuck his neck out when he wrote this book at that time. Even in today's time (or should I say "again in this time") it"s not popular to support groups which are not in the mainstream. Being in an interracial marriage myself I thoroughly enjoyed the story and of course Michael Prichard is a great performer. I probably would enjoy listen to him while he's reading the New York phone book if they still have it. Juergen Amling

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By Chris T on 05-22-17

Nero Wolfe meets the Cival Rights Activists.

As always Rex Stout does a great job with his storytelling but this one was unique as it dealt with racism in the early 60's and a group of activists. Wolfe deals with everyone equally and sometimes that's harshly but never based on race. It was unsettling to hear racists using the "N" word so often though.

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